Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Abdelrazik: desperate government to rely on torture

The utter desperation of the Harper government is showing: they are going to argue next week, in a real court of law, that information extracted from Abu Zubaydah under torture by the US, information that has in fact been largely discredited, should be used to implicate exiled Canadian Abousfian Abdelrazik in terrorism as a high-level al-Qaeda operative.

The comments at the
Globe and Mail show what ordinary Canadians think of this latest immoral move by the Conservative regime. None of this is likely to fly before before the Canadian judicial system. From extraordinary rendition in the case of Maher Arar, we now move to using the fruits of torture as supposed evidence against a citizen of our country who has never been charged with a crime.

Does the Harper regime seriously imagine that Canadians (other than its own wretched base) will react with anything but sheer disgust?

[h/t POGGE]

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